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Bonds perjury trial begins

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SAN FRANCISCO (WKOW) -- Jury selection began Monday in the perjury trial of former baseball player Barry Bonds.

One hundred prospective jurors answered lengthy questionnaires last Thursday.  Among the questions asked were their opinions of Bonds and how many baseball games they've attended.

Bonds is charged with lying to a federal grand jury when he denied knowingly taking performance-enhancing drugs.  He has pleaded not guilty.

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SAN FRANCISCO (WKOW) -- After nearly three years of legal wrangling, former baseball player Barry Bonds head to trial Monday morning on perjury charges.

Bonds is charged with lying to a federal grand jury when he denied knowingly taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Bonds' lawyers, prosecutors and the judge begin the task of picking 12 jurors and four alternates.

Bonds has pleaded not guilty to four counts of making false statements and one obstruction count.  The trial is expected to last more than two weeks.

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